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January 01, 1990 - February 16, 2013 + This American Life

20 Acts in 60 Minutes

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Instead of the regular "each week we choose a theme, and bring you three or four stories on that theme" business, this week we throw...

Gossip

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Guest host Sarah Koenig tackles the thing we all hate to love: Gossip. We've got rumor and innuendo, and a beauty queen kidnapping a Mormon...

Amusement Park

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This week we head to some of the happiest places on Earth: Amusement Parks! Plus listeners' stories about your fondest, or more often, weirdest amusement...

Million-Dollar Idea

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Back in the 1980's Michael Larson made the most money ever on the game show Press Your Luck -- and it was no accident. Larson...

Thugs

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Like a lot of Mexican towns, Florencia has had its share of problems dealing with drug gangs. That is until recently, when new narcos rolled...

When Patents Attack!

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Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty...

Break-Up

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The world is not divided into two types of people—unless you've just been through a horrible break-up, in which case it's divided between people who understand and...

Game Changer

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Natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. The story of two men, two calculations, and two very different consequences...

Act V

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Over six months, reporter and TAL contributor Jack Hitt followed inmates at a high-security prison as they rehearsed and staged a production of the last...

A House Divided

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Stories about people who find themselves either unexpectedly being singled out or doing the singling out...

Father's Day 2011

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Surprising stories of fathers trying to be good dads...

First Contact

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Stories of first encounters with unknown and distant beings: girls, foreigners and perhaps even aliens, including a story by comedian Mike Birbiglia about his first...

Old Boys Network

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Stories about standing up to the man — or, really, the men...

Infidelity

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Stories of cheating, cheaters and the cheated...

How to Create a Job

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It seems like every politician has a different plan for putting people back to work. Some want to cut taxes, others want to offer huge...